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Clinical guidelines

Here you will find a list of references on the management of sarcoma, some published papers and clinical guidelines and consensus positions.


National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines

Suspected cancer: recognition and referral (NG12), (June 2015, updated January 2021)


Quality Standard

Sarcoma (QS78), (January 2015)


British Sarcoma Group guidelines

UK guidelines for the management of bone sarcomas. Sarcoma (2016)

UK guidelines for the management of soft tissue sarcomas. Sarcoma (2016)

UK guidelines for the management of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) (2017)



Scottish referral guidelines for suspected cancer: sarcoma and bone cancers  (January 2019)

Scottish clinical management guidelines for: bone tumours, soft tissue sarcomas, and gastrointestinal stromal tumours

Click here for the Scottish referral guidelines



National Standards for Sarcoma Services 2009


European guidelines

ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines:

Soft tissue and visceral sarcomas (2021)

Bone sarcomas (2021)

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) (2021)


International consensus

Management of primary retroperitoneal sarcoma (RPS) in the adult: a consensus approach from the Trans-Atlantic RPS Working Group (2015)

Management of desmoid tumours: A joint global consensus-based guideline approach for adult and paediatric patients (2020)


NHS Sarcoma Service Specification

The latest version of the NHS service specification that covers the provision of care for people with sarcoma
cancer, including bone sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal sarcomas (GIST).


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